Things to see and do

There is so much to see and do during your stay with us at Widewath Farm. Below you will find a taster of local attractions and activities.

We are ideally located for cyclists, walkers and horse riders to explore!! Venture up onto the wide open fells or down into the network of quiet lanes, bridleways and footpaths!!

Walking

Walking

We are almost surrounded by fells! Take your pick. The low level route of Wainwrights C2C passes our road end. Visit RSPB's Haweswater estate, walk over to Pooley Bridge at Lake Ullswater and take the steamer across to Glenridding, For families, take a 'Tale trail'. Tale Trails are local 1-2 hour family walks based around a fun story and a hand drawn map for kids. Look out for the Marsh Kelpie of Askham Fell!

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Cycling

Cycling

The area caters for both recreational and experienced road and mountain bike cyclists. Families can cycle the many quiet lanes cutting between hamlets and villages of the Eden Valley. You can join the Askham Fell Loop from our lane end!

Visit Eden cycling    Lowther Castle Cycling


Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating cruises on England’s most beautiful lake. Operating one of the largest heritage vessel fleets in the world, offering visitors an experience they will never forget for 363 days a year.

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Aira Force

Aira Force

It may not come as a surprise to you that occasionally it rains in the Lakes. But don't let that dampen your spirits, just head to Aira Force where wetter definitely is better. You can even sail to Aira Force from Pooley Bridge.

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Lowther Castle & Gardens

Lowther Castle & Gardens

The castle ruins, exhibition, gardens, adventure playground, café and shop, are open every day from 10am to 4pm in winter and 10am to 5pm in summer. Last entry to the gardens 1 hour before closing. Shop, café, courtyard and parking free.

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Adventure Activities

Adventure Activities

Reach Beyond Adventure offer rock climbing, ghyll scrambling, abseiling, canoeing, bushcraft & archery near Ullswater, Lake District. Activities for families, individuals & groups

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Askham Heated Outdoor Pool

Askham Heated Outdoor Pool

Take a dip in Askham's outdoor heated swimming pool! Two publicly heated swimming pools - one for small people and the other a serious 20 metres long. Qualified lifeguard on duty. The pools are surrounded by half an acre of green space – perfect for picnics. There is also a kiosk selling tasty ice creams and snacks.

Equestrian

Equestrian

The regional riding route 'Eden Valley Loops' passes the farm. This loop takes you over the well known Loadpot Hill, the top of which is 672m above sea level with amazing views of Ullswater and the surrounding fells. It takes in the Cockpit, which is an ancient stone circle near the Roman road, High Street. The area also hosts several Endurance GB competition rides.

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Bird of Prey Centre

Bird of Prey Centre

Located at Lowther, The Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre is open April to November with daily demonstrations. Here you will find a collection of Hawks, Falcons, Vultures, Eagles and Owls from around the world.

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Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Visitors can discover and enjoy four centuries of House Architecture, five acres of celebrated gardens, historic parkland and home-made food served in the Medieval Hall Tearoom.
Home of the World's original Marmalade awards.

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Rheged Centre

Rheged Centre

Rheged is an all weather, all year round visitor centre of national importance. Situated in Britain’s largest grass covered building, Rheged’s centrepiece is a six storey high cinema screen, the biggest 3D cinema screen in the northwest, featuring a dramatic journey back in time through 2,000 years of Cumbria’s history and mystery as well as selected films of interest.

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Photography Workshops & Courses

Photography Workshops & Courses

Outdoor photography, Rod Ireland, offers a range of workshops and courses, often blending outdoor landscape photography with mountain skills.

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Widewath Farm
Helton, Nr Penrith
Cumbria, CA10 2QB

07824 762288
stay@widewathfarm.co.uk

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